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The Memphis Jug BandThe Memphis Jug Band-Cocaine Habit Blues (May 17, 1930)

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Recorded on May 17, 1930. Hattie Hart sings the lead with Will Shade on harp, Tee Wee Blackman on guitar, Ben Ramey on kazoo, and Ham Lewis on the jug.



This audio is part of the collection: 78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
It also belongs to collection: Music, Arts & Culture

Artist/Composer: The Memphis Jug Band
Date: 1930-05-17 00:00:00
Source: 78RPM>CD>MP3
Keywords: Music; Acoustic; Blues; 78rpm; Hokum


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Reviewer: scottknick - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - July 5, 2011
Subject: How to Play the Jug
Ehar is right, Keeler is wrong. The notes come from the buzzing of the lips; the jug is simply a resonator. See the three-part instructional video starting here: http://youtu.be/5GcZdOJJIXk
Reviewer: Ehar - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - May 6, 2010
Subject: How you actually play the jug
The proper way to play the jug is by buzzing your lips at the entrance, similar to how one might play a trombone. The jug then amplifies this noise and you change the shape of your mouth to get different notes. If you are interested in learning to play I'd highly recommend watching some videos of Dom Flemons (of the Carolina Chocolate Drops). He is one of the best jug players around today (and one of the only ones).
Reviewer: kyreeler - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - July 16, 2008
Subject: How to play the jug
It's about like playing a coke bottle, you pucker up and blow across the top of the jug. You can "tune" the jug by adding water (or moonshine) {;=>}
Best regards,
Gordon
Reviewer: WolfieLupo - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - March 8, 2008
Subject: Addictive!
These old drug songs are the best. How the heck do you play a jug, anyway?
Reviewer: adambarnum - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - November 1, 2004
Subject: The Memphis Jug Band-Cocaine Habit Blues
Cool song about cocaine. Is it public domain?

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